cookbooks
Favorite Cookbooks

What are you favorite cookbooks? I like the “Aunt Bea’s Mayberry Cookbook”. lots of great southern recipes and funny stuff to read from the show. I also have “The Joy of Cooking” to refer to.
A book called , by the editors of Cook’s Illustrated magazine. It’s as much a food textbook as a cookbook, explaining the science and reason behind cooking methods. They test dozens of variations of each recipe and technique, and tell you what worked and why. The magazine is awesome, too.
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Meanwhile the author is up to his usual business…"Against The Day"

From the Barnes and Noble website

From the Publisher

Spanning the period between the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, this novel moves from the labor troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York, to London and Gottingen, Venice and Vienna, the Balkans, Central Asia, Siberia at the time of the mysterious Tunguska Event, Mexico during the Revolution, postwar Paris, silent-era Hollywood, and one or two places not strictly speaking on the map at all.
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**EDU** – Sushi (Maki and Nigiri) **56k Warning**

I try to make sushi once a month for a family/friends dinner night

FIRST THING BEFORE ALL: WASH YOUR HANDS

In this, I will be making a total of 6 cups Sushi Rice to make –
Maki (rolls): California, Rainbow, Unagi (Eel)
Nigiri (raw fish over rice): Sake (Salmon), Tuna (Tekka), Unagi (Eel), Yellowtail (Hamachi)

First off, you’re gonna need some Rice and a measuring cup!
Quick note though, make sure you use Calrose Rice. It’s a Japanese rice that is stickier and a shorter grain
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Your Top Ten Sodas

Mine are:
10. Diet Dr Pepper
9. Wild Cherry Pepsi
8. Barq’s Root Beer
7. Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper
6. Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr Pepper
5. Vanilla Coke
4. Cherry Coke
3. Coca-Cola Zero
2. Dr Pepper
1. Coca-Cola Classic

what are your top ten sodas?
it can be from any soda brand in the world or USA!
10.Coke
9. Hansens Vanilla Cream Soda
8. RC Cola
7. Cactus Cooler
6. Squirt
5. Dr Pepper
4. Mt Dew Code Red
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Amazon Kindle

Anybody else have one?

Got one for my birthday and I’m absolutely loving it so far The readability is great, the wireless link for buying books is super easy with decent price points. I’ve got a business trip coming up next week and am looking forward to brining it instead of a couple of books.

The page refresh was a bit off putting at first, but I soon found a rythm of hitting the next page button as I’m reading the last line of the current page, so now the refresh happens as I’m moving my eyes back to the top of the page and I don’t really notice the refresh anymore. The one weak spot I’ve noticed so far is that you can’t add a folder structure to organize your reading material. All your books go in to you books folder. Not a big deal now as I’ve only downloaded 10, but I can see that getting cumbersome as I add more titles.
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Anyone still homebrew?

I just bottled a six malt amber and am working on my own amber ale using some rye grains.
I do.

I have a wheat that I am going to be bottling in the next couple of days. I was actually just thinking about what to buy next.
I have a vanilla porter in primary right now(boiled on thursday) and I have an amber that’s bottle conditioning.

I’m gonna get a kolsch going in about a week for a lawnmower beer, followed by a citrusweizen, and another go-round of american red.
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